Paignton (Palace Avenue) Methodist Church

Palace Avenue, Paignton, Devon, United Kingdom

Introduction

This is the story of generations of Paignton people whose spiritual journeys led them eventually to Palace Avenue. The Methodist Church there is a landmark among many. To members and visitors alike, the warm red sandstone walls predict the welcome which awaits them inside.

One hundred and eighty years have passed since a little band of Wesleyans are known to have formed a housegroup. Several temporary and three purpose built places of worship followed.

What men of vision were they, who laid the foundations. What a testimony of faith they gave. Their legacy still inspires "the people called Methodists" to promote spiritual growth and practical Christian service today.

The church buildings were erected to the glory of God. Yet in the end, the sandstone and stained glass do not matter. They are but vehicles used by generations of committed Christians to further His work.

Each decade has produced an endless roll of people who put service before self, who carry out tasks great or small, who may receive public acclaim or pass unheralded. They are the cornerstones of His Church. Some of them are named within, the majority are not, therefore

THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE DEVOTED MEN AND WOMEN WHOSE NAMES DO NOT APPEAR IN PRINT. THIS IS THEIR STORY TOO.

Copyright © Sylvia Tancock 1990 (Reproduced here with the permission of the Author)
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Something To Sing About

The Story of Methodism in Paignton in the Wesleyan Tradition

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